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The first-year examination

What is "the first-year examination"?
The first-year examination comprises a number of exams which you are required to take during your first year of study at the BA level. If you fail to do so, you will not be able to continue your studies.

The composition of the first-year examination, including number of exams included, differs from study programme to study programme. Your curriculum stipulates the framework for the first-year examination (see your programme).

First-year examination requirements
Compulsory Exams
The exams that, as stipulated in the curriculum, constitute the first-year examination, are compulsory and you are required to take them before the end of your first year of study (2 semesters/4 quarters). It is, in other words, impossible to withdraw from an exam that is a part of the first-year examination.

Time limit
Please note that in order to be able to continue your studies, you must pass the first-year examination by the end of your first year of study (2 semesters/4 quarters).

Examination attempts
If, by the end of your first year of study, you have not passed the exams which constitute the first-year examination, your right to another examination attempt is annulled regardless of whether you have used all three examination attempts. It is therefore extremely important that you register for re-examination or makeup exam immediately following the ordinary exam.

Exemption
The University can exempt students from the time limit for the first-year examination in the case of unusual circumstances. Furthermore, the University can allow a fourth or fifth examination attempt in the case of unusual circumstances. Exemptions from the time limit or additional examination attempts are subject to reasoned applications, addressed to the relevant academic study Board.

Consequences
The University terminates your enrollment if you do not comply with the regulations concerning the first-year exam or fail to pass the first-year exam by the end of your first year of study after study start (2 semesters/4 quarters). The same applies if you have used all of your examination attempts.

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